Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Latest information, as of August 25, on Fall Festival 2014 includes:
Join Pastor Pete as he facilitates a five-week class on the great teachings of the Christian Church starting Wednesday, September 17, and concluding October 15. The classes will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday.
Using the 10 documents that form the official doctrine of the United Methodist Church, participants will examine of what makes Church of the Palms part of the greater church universal and what makes us distrinctively United Methodist. You might be surprised just how Methodist you are!
Sign up using the online form below or sign up in the book in the Narthex. A minimum of 8 participants are required to offer this class and material will be supplied by Pastor Pete to aid in this discussion. If you might be interested in participating in a light supper starting at 5:30 p.m., prior to the class, please indicate that too! If enough people are interested we will plan that option.Read more...
Starting soon - the next Danielles' Bible Study, the new Beth Moore "Children of the Day", a 9 week course based on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. You'll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. You'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.
With Fall approaching, let's share our bounty with our friends at Access Network with gifts of meat and protein foods.
Non-perishable high-protein foods in cans or pouches, such as tuna, salmon, chicken, and ham, along with baked beans, red and black beans, nuts, soups, and stews are all welcome. They also request seasonings, salt, pepper and herbs.
Grab a handy take-along shopping list from the Kiosk.
Sunday, September 7
Remembering and Celebrating
This Sunday, September 7, we take a look back at the Book of Exodus as we focus on Exodus 12:1-14. This is the record of how God commanded Moses to establish the remembrance and celebration of the Passover.
In the instructions, God is ensuring the ritualized proclamation and passing on of the past core stories and traditions to a new set of eyes, ears and mouths. All this was for both the current people, new generations of children, and even the aliens or strangers present.
Here at Church of the Palms we carry on the practice from early years of the Christian church when people were encouraged to bring "offerings for the poor" to their celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Such monetary gifts offered, and then left on the communion railing (often referred to as a "rail offering"), are placed in a special fund for use in providing assistance to those in the community, as well as those in our own congregation facing extra-ordinary financial challenges.Read more...
Sunday, September 14
Following Morning Worship
We will enjoy fellowship, share delicious food and celebrate the Boy Scouts.
Planning to attend? Please bring your favorite main or side dish. Use the sign-up book to register and tell us what you're bringing.
Dessert will be provided.
Sign up to volunteer for clean-up if you can.
What's Love Got To Do With It? ...Everything!
Larry Sanders, Guest Proclaimer
Remembering and Celebrating
Trusting In God's Power
September 21 - October 12
Life Lessons From Prison
A Life Defined
A Life of Humility
A Life of Hope
A Life of Joy
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Alternate mail address:
PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
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